Sticks and stones...but words will never hurt me…

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Real Estate Agent with Prado Real Estate South UT DRE# 6541633-SA00

Sticks and stones...but words will never hurt me…

 

Think again.

 

Ask Oprah when she went against America’s beef industry after making a comment on her national television show about Mad Cow Disease back in 1998. Though she won in the court of law, look at all the time that was consumed, the worry and money doled out to attorneys.

 

In 1988, The National Enquirer was ordered to pay Carol Burnett $1.6MIL for a story that depicted her as drunk at a Washington restaurant with Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger. The weekly tabloid had printed false, defamatory information about her, knowing it was untrue.

 

You may be wondering, “What does this have to do with the real estate industry?

 

It has everything to do with the Code of Ethics that drives the behavior of REALTORS. Freedom of expression is encouraged in the industry as long as agents stay to the professional side. Disparaging other agents to any audience is frowned upon and can lead to serious consequences, such as fines, a suspended license or scrutinization before a board of peers.

 

Some people just can’t help themselves and will violate the COE. That is a choice to be made. I’d rather enjoy my days by achieving clients home goals. You will not find me joining others in a salacious, sensationalistic-like discussion much like trash TV shows designed to hurt and malign.

 

Ain’t got time for that!

 

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Buying or selling a home in southern Utah? Call me at 435.632.9374 or contact me at wanda@buynsellutah.com to help because Wanda Can!

 

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Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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I agree with you....I aint got time for that nonsense either!

Apr 30, 2018 07:09 AM #1
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! I put ear plugs in when people start talking about other agents.... I know who to watch out for, and I make sure to keep my distance.... distance is a wonderful blocking mechanism....

Apr 30, 2018 07:09 AM #2
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Glad to be in an office that is positive, forward thinking and encourages individual success Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®!

Apr 30, 2018 07:12 AM #3
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They can carry on with the nonsense outside of my presence Barbara Todaro.

Apr 30, 2018 07:16 AM #4
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Lottie Kendall
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One of the benefits of working most of the time from my home office - I'm spared mean-spirited gossip. I don't need or want it.

Apr 30, 2018 07:39 AM #5
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
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I think some agents need to realize...we OWN our words. Be very careful with them.

Apr 30, 2018 08:32 AM #6
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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I like agents talking about others...Makes them both look bad.  I am setting pretty because I don't do that even if asked.

Apr 30, 2018 08:54 AM #7
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Wanda,

I have long wandered by agents on AR are badmouthing other agents (without naming names).  I think it reflect poorly on the industry.  I even asked it in one of the Q & A's.  A

Apr 30, 2018 09:05 AM #8
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Good for you Lottie Kendall, less for you to contend with, though my office is against that type of behavior and is very positive!

Apr 30, 2018 06:31 PM #9
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Absolutely Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty! I refuse to waste words and my time on such things. Onward and upward for me.

Apr 30, 2018 06:31 PM #10
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William Feela, I will walk away before being an audience to that!

Apr 30, 2018 06:32 PM #11
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Thankfully, it is seldom that I see it here Ron and Alexandra Seigel. I joined a real estate driven women's empowerment group on Facebook, thinking it would be uplifting and enjoyable. At the start it was and then slowly and surely the negativity and name-calling and complaining began...I clicked off for good! *sigh*

 

Apr 30, 2018 06:35 PM #12
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James Dray
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Morning Wanda.

Words do hurt, they can also have you in hot water, when you stand before the judge in a civil action

May 01, 2018 02:46 AM #13
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Yes they do James Dray, as evident in the many lawsuits that continue to be filed, frivolous or not!

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